13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

Michael Coyle (WRCU)


  1. Miles Okazaki, Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Vols. 1-6 (self-released)
  2. Thumbscrew, Ours/Theirs (Cuneiform)
  3. Jon Irabagon Quartet, Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics (Irabbagast)
  4. Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda, Mizu (Long Song)
  5. Lynne Arriale Trio, Give Us These Days (Challenge)
  6. Fred Hersch Trio, Live in Europe (Palmetto)
  7. Julian Lage, Modern Lore (Mack Avenue)
  8. Martial Solal, My One and Only Love: Live at Theater Gutersloh (Intuition)
  9. Mary Halvorson & Bill Frisell, The Maid With the Flaxen Hair (Tzadik)
  10. David Virelles, Igbó Alákorin (The Singer's Grove), Vol. I & II (Pi)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra, My Brother the Wind (Cosmic Myth -17)
  3. Don Friedman Trio, Love Music (Progressive)